As you folks know, the Saab Owners Convention is coming up in a few days, and all the Saab hierarchy will be there.
What you may not know right now, however, is that straight after the convention, there’s going to be a press event for the launch of the 2008 Saab 9-3 in the US.
Due to the high standard he set whilst reporting on the 60th Anniversary event in San Diego back in February, Saab themselves offered 1985Gripen a spot at this event to report on behalf of Trollhattan Saab. They actually invited him some time ago but initiated Maxwell Smart’s cone of silence, probably so I wouldn’t report that it was happening – sneaky little so-and-so’s.
So, Gripen will be driving the new Saab 9-3 and will have a chance to rub shoulders with the best and brightest there, which means that YOU have a chance to have some input as to some of the questions he asks while he’s there.
Things that are already on his list:
- – Availability of Bose Surround Sound System (when?)
– Availability of Bluetooth in the U.S. in relation to OnStar
– Availability of diesel in the States (though I already know the answer to this so I might not ask about it)
– I also want clarification (timeframe) on when we can expect to be able to purchase BioPower models here in the States.
The Saab people Gripen will have access to between the SOC and the drive event will include the following:
Steve Shannon – President of SAAB USA
Fritz Henderson – Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, General Motors
Knut Simonsson – Director SAAB Brand and Global Sales Operations
John Libbos – SAAB 9-3 and 9-5 Product Manager – Saab USA
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